E-mail us at: thelilyfarm@gmail.com
 
   
 
 
 


VISITING INFORMATION

Farm Address Location:
The daylily nursery is located at 10056 Highway 7 West (12 miles west of Center, Tx on State Highway 7 or 22 miles east of Nacogdoches, Tx on State Highway 7. LOOK FOR THE SIGN - THE LILY FARM.

Mail-Order Daylilies:
Our online catalogue is found on our main page, http://www.lilyfarm.com , where you may click on the present years releases. We post new releases in the Spring and Fall of each year. If you wish to purchase by way of Mail-order please contact me at my email address – thelilyfarm@gmail.com or click on the Order Form link.

**We also sell and dig daylilies during our open house period of time.

Open House:
For 2012, our open house for visitors begins on Saturday, May 12 and continues until Sunday, June 24. WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK DURING THE OPEN HOUSE TIME. Appointments are not necessary, but always appreciated!

Peak Bloom Time:
May 25 to June 10. Highest peak bloom will be the last week in May and the first week in June. Feel free to call to check on our bloom status at (936) 598-5262.

Daily Business Hours:
9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Note: you may stay as long as you wish when you enter the garden by 2:30pm, but be aware that we must begin watering in the afternoons due to our hot summer days.

Group Visits:
Buses, Clubs and Groups are always welcome at the Lily Farm. Please let us know in advance of your plans to visit, as we will have a special surprise ready for each of you.

Driving Directions:
For specific driving directions, click here. The Lily Farm is located between Nacogdoches, TX and Center, TX, at 10056 State Highway 7 approximately 12 miles west of Center, Texas or approximately 22 miles east of Nacogdoches, TX. Coming from the Nacogdoches direction it is about a mile past the little town of Aiken on the left side. Look for sign. Refer to map below.

Motel Accommodations:
We have negotiated a super nightly rate of $84.99 (regular $109.99) for those needing a hotel at the brand new Best Western Plus Hotel at 210 Moffett Drive in Center, Texas. Please give the code "Lily Farm" when calling in the reservation. Their direct number is (936) 591-0002. The hotel has a free breakfast and a workout room, and the rooms are gorgeous! Ask for "Casey" when making reservations. There is also a Holiday Express Inn just newly completed in Center. You will need to make advance reservations as often they are booked-up toward the end of May.

Maps:
Click on the links below to view maps.

Mapquest Map       Local Map       Regional Map

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FIRST TIME VISITORS

View Daylily Landscaping Ideas

First Time Order SPECIAL: When you order $50 of daylilies from The Lily Farm, we will give you an additional $50 of daylilies of your choice for FREE! This is valid for first time orders to the Lily Farm only! Offer not valid for any single cultivar $50 or more. Please be sure to send us substitutions when you order in case we are sold out of your original picks. This offer is valid for internet orders only, and for first time buyers only please. E-mail me if you are interested in this program.

I would like to personally welcome each and every one of my first time visitors to the Lily Farm site.  Please feel free to bounce around this website, as each link offers a lot of information that may make your visit here more enjoyable.

The Lily Farm is one of the largest daylily farms in the United States. One of the unique aspects of the Lily Farm is the fact that we sell seedlings to the general public by the clump during our open house.  Since we have 4 acres of daylilies stretched across 6 acres of land, this is truly a wonderful venture to come out and put a flag beside the daylilies YOU would most like to have.

Bring your family out next season to one of the most unique places to visit in all of the South…The Lily Farm!

 

DAYLILY CARE

Care for your daylilies will vary significantly depending on your location. The following should be of assistance to you in keeping your daylilies looking fantastic!

LOCATION: The single most important factor for daylily care in Texas is the location you plant them in. Most people’s perception of daylilies is to plant them in full, all day sun. That is true for most of the country, but not for Texas. Here, you will want to plant them in full morning sun, and ideally full or partial afternoon shade (2pm or later). Next best would be all day sun, with the worst choice being all day shade.

PLANTING: Plant the daylilies only to the point of where the crown turns from white to green. This will be fairly shallow, but you do not want to plant the green part of the crown of the plant in the soil. Over time, as your plants form a clump, you will need to dig up, divide, and replant again.

WATER: Daylilies love water, and the more you give them in the spring, the more they will reward you during bloom season. However, in South Texas in the summer time you DO NOT want to water during the daytime. Here at the farm we water during the morning hours in the early spring and fall/winter. During late spring/summer, when daytime temps start to reach 90 or above, and we only water after 6pm at night.

SOIL: Daylilies love rich, loose, well drained soil full of nutrients. This is really no different than most flowering plants. If your soil is clay, you need to amend it if you want super plant performance. Raised beds are a good option. We have sandy loam here at the farm, and we add to that finely ground aged pine bark mulch, and then add in alfalfa pellets, cottonseed meal, and corn meal. You will want to check the soil PH, as 6.5 is ideal for daylilies.

FEEDING: Here at the farm we put chicken litter on our plants around the first week in January. Other options you can use include a 9 month slow release fertilizer such as Nutricote or Osmocote at 13-13-13 or 17-6-10. You can also use Miracle Gro as a foliar feeding in the spring, but we do not recommend foliar feeding after you see scapes beginning to form. We do not recommend any fertilizer of the plants in the summer months as this can lead to crown rot.